Upscale assisted living, memory care facility being developed in Indian Land

Rendering of the Blake at Edgewater, a senior living and memory care facility planned for Indian Land.
Rendering of the Blake at Edgewater, a senior living and memory care facility planned for Indian Land.

A “resort-style” assisted living and memory care center for senior citizens and people with dementia is coming to Indian Land, adding to a building boom in a busy part of upstate South Carolina.

The Blake at Edgewater should break ground in late 2016, Mississippi-based developer Cardinal Ventures said, in the Edgewater Commons development at Highway 521 and Highway 160. A “welcome center” will be built on the site first, and the facility is expected to open in early 2018.

The development will include 101 units, totaling 88,000 square feet. The assisted living units will include one- and two-bedroom apartments, and the dementia care units will include studio and one-bedroom units with a “home-like environment.” The facility will be staffed by registered nurses full-time, and will include restaurant-style daily dining for residents.

“We chose this Indian Land location for many reasons,” said Harrison Young of Cardinal Ventures, in a statement. “Indian Land and northern Lancaster County are experiencing rapid residential and commercial growth... It was a perfect fit.”

Across Highway 521, the Redstone Development is underway, bringing more retail and a new movie theater to the area, and Red Ventures is headquartered nearby as well.

Blake Management Group will run the facility. The privately held company is opening a string of new Blake centers in the southeast, with locations including the outskirts of Charleston, Louisiana, Georgia and Florida set to open next year.

Young, Wier + Boerner Architecture is the architect on the project, and the general contractor is Frampton Construction. The development will have month-to-month rental agreements. Pricing for the Blake at Edgewater was not immediately available; a representative said it will be disclosed during construction.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo